Being a leader means setting an example for others to follow. Members of our Leadership Giving societies generously invest in United Way as their partner for achieving powerful results measured in changed lives and transformed communities. United Way of the Greater Capital Region recognizes our region's philanthropic leaders through several giving societies that offer special benefits including recognition, networking, reports on the impact of their investment and more. Our Leadership giving societies include
- Tocqueville Society for individuals who contribute $10,000 or more annually
- Red Feather Society for individuals who contribute $1,000 to $9,999
- Red Feather Society for Retirees, for individuals who contribute $500 or more
- Emerging Leaders Society for givers age 40 and under who contribute $500 or more
For decades, the red feather was widely recognized as a symbol of the Community Chest, which was the forerunner to United Way. This cherished symbol carries the same meaning today as it did then, representing community involvement and generous contributions to advance the common good in our community.